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Breast cancer diagnostic testing prices? How expensive is the diagnosis?

Breast cancer diagnostic testing prices? How expensive is the diagnosis?

Cheap compared to...: If the diagnosis is missed, the price is your life. Period. If you have a dominant mass in your breast, get seen. We're all trapped in the same dysfunctional health care system, but we're here for those who can pay, and those who cannot. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Mammogram (Definition)

A mammogram is the "gold standard" screening test for breast cancer. It's well established that yearly 'grams will DX cancers well before they are palpable, leading to earlier diagnoses and saved lives. All experts agree to begin yearly mammograms by age 50; many (including myself) believe the pro's outweigh the con's to begin at 40. Regrettably, less than half of all women ...Read more


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How does a diagnostic mammogram differ from a screening mammogram?

How does a diagnostic mammogram differ from a screening mammogram?

Screening mammo: is 4 standard views in an asymptomatic woman, looking for signs of cancer anywhere in both breasts. Diagnostic mammogram is a variable number of specialized views to fully evaluate a particular area of the breast identified as potentially abnormal on screening mammo or physical exam. ...Read more

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Cost of colposcopy?

Cost of colposcopy?

Ask your doc: Or planned parenthood clinic, the price can really vary depending on who does it and what state and there will also be a charge from the patholgy lab. ...Read more

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Detecting breast cancer appropriate to have thermography for women vs mammogram?

Detecting breast cancer appropriate to have thermography for women vs mammogram?

The use of: mammography as a screening test has been validated by many years of outcomes data. Thermography, not so much. ...Read more

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What is the.Difference bet a diagnostic mammogram?And a screening mammogram?Thanks..

What is the.Difference bet a diagnostic mammogram?And a screening mammogram?Thanks..

A screening: mammogram is an evaluation of both breasts that is performed on asymptomatic women to try and detect signs of breast cancer. A diagnostic mammogram consists of special views, and is usually targeted to a specific area of the breast, to further evaluate a potential abnormality seen on screening mammo or felt on clinical exam. ...Read more

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Cost of renal ultrasound if uninsured?

Cost of renal ultrasound if uninsured?

Highly variable: This all depends on what kind of ultrasound has been ordered. If you know what kind of ultrasound has been ordered you can call the hospital billing office or the ultrasound department directly. ...Read more

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Some alternatives to mammograms for breast screening.

None: At present there are no definite good alternatives to mammograms for breast screening. Ultrasound and MRI are complimentary to mammograms but do not replace mammograms. Specifically microcalcifications are best seen on mammograms which have resolution of up to 70 microns. There are some advertised screening alternatives but none are as tried and true as mammograms. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of screening early for breast cancer?

What are the benefits of screening early for breast cancer?

Early detection: The earlier breast cancers are caught, the more likely they can be cured. Screening mammograms starting at age 40 can save 1 life for every 450-1000 mammograms done (depending on the study.) screening detects breast cancer at an early stage. ...Read more

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Mammogram, ct, MRI and ultrasound tests for breast cancer - what is best?

Mammogram, ct, MRI and ultrasound tests for breast cancer - what is best?

Situational: For screening: mammograms are the most valuable. For diagnosis (palpable mass, mammographic density): ultrasound can be very helpful. Mris are the most sensitive test for breast cancer, but their prohibitive cost makes this unaffordable for large-population screening. It is best used in high-risk patients, those with very dense breast tissue, and for evaluating the extent of a known breast cancer. ...Read more

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What is the general cost of breast ultrasound?

What is the general cost of breast ultrasound?

Varies: Unfortunately, this is difficult to answer. Costs vary based on city, site/location, practice. Best way to figure that out is either call your insurance agent, or if no insurance- call around and find out who might be the best choice for you. Talk to your physician; at times, they may have information to help you here. ...Read more

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What is the price for breast cancer genetic testing?

What is the price for breast cancer genetic testing?

3K: Brca comprehensive test offered by myriad is about $3, 000. They have an additional test called bart which used to be charged separately but now is often done as one. Frankly, i don't know if that adds to the cost. These are covered by most insurances if ordered in the right setting. Others labs have developed tests (such as breastnext) for other genes but insurance coverage is not as clear cut. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a screening mammogram, a diagnostic mammogram, and an ultrasound?

What is the difference between a screening mammogram, a diagnostic mammogram, and an ultrasound?

A screening: mammogram is a study of both breasts that is performed on asymptomatic women to try and detect signs of breast cancer. A diagnostic mammogram consists of special views, and is usually targeted to a specific area of the breast, to further evaluate a potential abnormality seen on screening mammo or felt on clinical exam. ...Read more

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Are there alternatives to mammogram for breast cancer screening?

Are there alternatives to mammogram for breast cancer screening?

None as good: Mammograms are the best test for detecting breast cancer. It is not clear that breast exams by a health care provider add benefit (tho they may), and breast self exams have not been shown to be beneficial. Certainly, if you notice a bump, a change in skin, a nipple discharge or any abnormality that you are concerned about, you should get it checked out. ...Read more

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What is the value of a breast ultrasound vs mammogram?

What is the value of a breast ultrasound vs mammogram?

Important info: The mammogram (mg) and ultrasound(us) show breast tissue in different ways. The mg is better for women with fatty breasts. The us can help tell if a mass is solid or cystic (fluid filled). It can also give a better picture for women who have dense breasts. The tests are often used together to help determine what is going on. ...Read more

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How reliable are the screening tests for prostate cancer? Does prostate cancer screening save lives?

How reliable are the screening tests for prostate cancer? Does prostate cancer screening save lives?

Doubtful: Psa screening of asymptomatic men has not been shown, conclusively, to reduce prostate cance mortality in the us population. ...Read more

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Can automated whole breast ultrasound be used for breast cancer screening?

Can automated whole breast ultrasound be used for breast cancer screening?

US vs Mammogram: Us is a good diagnostic tool, but is not as inexpensive and easy to perform on a mass screening basis that can be done with mammograms. Research is being done on using this modality on a larger basis, but you need more trained ultrasonagraphers or a better automated system than is currently available before can be cost-effective to use in mass screening. ...Read more

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What are the new prostate cancer screening recommendations?

What are the new prostate cancer screening recommendations?

Not recommended: According to the us preventive services task force, routine screening for prostate cancer with the psa blood test is not recommended. Do still report symptoms.There is very little if any benefit and lots of possible harm from unnecessary treatments. Here is a link with the rationale: http://www.Provenhealthways.Com/prostate-cancer-screening-the-real-numbers/. ...Read more

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Are the asbergers free screening exams online considered reputable in regards to recommending further testing?

Are the asbergers free screening exams online considered reputable in regards to recommending further testing?

Depends: Screening tools are, by definition, meant to miss few possible candidates, which means that they often are oversensitive, so pick up people who are just fine as well as those with problems. If you or your child is having chronic, impairing social difficulties and one of the screens seems to suggest asperger's disorder as a possibility, it would not be unreasonable to seek further evaluation. ...Read more

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What happened at komen foundation for breast cancer screening?

What happened at komen foundation for breast cancer screening?

Still there: The komen foundation still provides money to organizations to provide screening mammograms. I recommend checking iwth your local health department to programs. Komen relies on donations to keep providing this worthwhile services. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Screening (Definition)

Examples are: colonoscopy for colon polyp or cancer; mammograms for breast lesions or cancer; psa a blood test that could indicate enlargement of cancerous prostate tissue; blood sugar or hemoglobin a!c for diabetes. Many think that scanning the whole body will pick up a cancer--in all likelihood, it will not. There also is no good blood test, yet, ...Read more